"It was fabulous! Of course I would do it again! ” yelled Oscar-winning actor Matt Damon as he climbed off his bike after cycling a gruelling 110km in yesterday’s Cape Argus Tour.
Damon, in Cape Town to film The Human Factor, about the 1995 Rugby World Cup, under the direction of Clint Eastwood, was joined by his younger brother, Kyle, on a tandem.
“We’ve never been on a tandem before,” Matt said, adding that he was concerned about the wind.
This year’s race was billed as the most challenging in the event’s 32-year history because of the gale-force winds of up to 140km/h.
The Damon brothers, who arrived at the finish shortly before the seven-hour cut-off time, were whisked away in a golf cart seconds after climbing off their bike to applause and loud whistling by the crowd.